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Audi R8 wins Performance award


The Audi R8 V10 has been named the 2010 World Performance Car of the Year

Edging out rivals the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911 GT3, the Audi R8 V10 was selected by 59 jurors to take the title of 2010 World Performance Car of the Year, announced at the New York Auto Show.

The jurors say they were impressed with the car's reasonable price, dynamic chassis and powerful 5.2-litre V10 engine with 525hp and 530Nm of torque.

According to Johan De Nysschen, Executive Vice President of Audi of America: "We're honoured that the Audi R8 V10 was chosen by this distinguished group of jurors as the 2010 World Performance Car. This is the fifth year of the World Performance Car award and the R8 has won it twice. Whether you choose an R8 with a V8 or with a V10 engine, you get a World Performance Car award winner."

Previous World Performance Car winners were the Nissan GT-R in 2009, the Audi R8 in 2008, the Audi RS4 in 2007 and the Porsche Cayman S in 2006.

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